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The Providence Hood & Portland To Coast Relays is the most popular and largest  running and walking relay race in the world, annually drawing participants from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Known as the Mother of All Relays, the event takes 8 to 12 member relay teams 199 miles or 130 miles (from Portland) from the iconic top of Mount Hood to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The event has sold-out for 30 straight years and on lottery opening day for 23 consecutive years!

You and your teammates have an incredible opportunity to participate in the SOLD OUT Hood & Portland To Coast Relay and fundraising for Providence Cancer Institute. For more information, please contact Hope at [email protected]

About Providence Fundraising

Learn about our partnership...

For more than 25 years, the Providence Cancer Institute has been a pioneer in immunotherapy research and treatment– considered one of the most advanced cancer therapies today.   As a global leader in immunotherapy, Providence is committed to developing treatments that can cure an even greater number of patients.

You and your teammates have the opportunity to raise funds to assist with scientific discovery and clinical advancement.  Donations fund leading-edge research and technology to make scientific discoveries and new cancer therapies possible.

Click here to learn more about how Providence Cancer Institute is helping to #FINISHCANCER!

“The Providence Hood and Portland To Coast Relays draws participants and spectators from all 50 U.S. states and 43 countries. This popularity provides tremendous awareness and funding for the Providence Cancer Institute, as the beneficiary of choice. In just four event years, Providence Hood and Portland To Coast participants have raised over $4 million for world-class cancer research, treatment, and patient support services.” 

- Dr. Walter Urba | Providence Director, Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center, Earl A. Chiles Research Institute (2019)

Become a Providence Fundraising Team

Learn how you can help #FINISHCANCER...

Want to get involved? You can #FINISHCANCER and gain access to the SOLD OUT HTC/PTC Relay by becoming an official Providence Fundraising Team! Spots are limited. As team captain, it’s up to you to help your team reach your $12,000 fundraising goal by the week of Packet Pick-Up. All of your teammates will be encouraged to share their own fundraising page and raise money from friends and family to reach your team’s fundraising goal to help #FINISHCANCER

To register as an official Providence Fundraising team, please have your team captain use this link to register. Please keep in mind that we take a limited number of fundraising teams. Once the slots are filled then fundraising team registration will close. We accept teams on a first come, first serve basis. Your registration is what holds your team’s spot. 

When registering you will be asked to enter your card information.  As a Providence Fundraising Team, we will NOT charge your card upon initial registration, but rather hold your card information in the instance that your team does not reach your fundraising total prior to the week of packet pick-up. Your team will be charged the difference if you do not meet the fundraising total of $12,000 by the week of packet pick-up. If your team decides to drop from the race, the credit card on hold will be charged a $500 drop fee.

Next, you will need to create your Classy Fundraising Page. Here is the link to get your team’s site set up. You will go in and hit “Become a fundraiser”. Then, follow the prompts. Once your team is registered for a fundraising page on Classy, you will pass along this link and have your teammates start by hitting the “Register” button. Then, instead of creating a team again, they will select “Join a team”. They will then follow the prompts as well. You are re

You will use your Classy Fundraising page’s URL to fundraise online. If you receive a check that you would like to go towards your fundraising goal, please send this check directly to Providence Cancer Institute. It is vital that you include “HTC or PTC”, your name, and team name on the memo line of the check. Below is the address in which you will mail your check to:


Melodee Boyer, Administrative Assistant

Providence Portland Medical Foundation

4805 NE Glisan Street Suite 1G14 Portland, OR 97213


Providence Fundraising Team Benefits

Do HTC/PTC in style...

Providence Fundraising Teams will have exclusive access to an all new Exchange 18 #FINISHCANCER Comfort and Recovery Zone!  This will serve as the ultimate comfort and recovery area to get you energized for the second half of the relay.  The #FINISHCANCER Comfort & Recovery Zone will include:

  • Executive Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Hot Meals
  • A quiet area with sleeping cots
  • Lounge areas
  • Vehicle Snacks & Hydration Kits
  • Vanity Kits
  • AND MORE! 

Whether it’s treating yourself to a hot shower or a restorative yoga session, your team will leave rested and rejuvenated from this luxury oasis!